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need help. we desperately need help in the new york, new jersey area. last night two billion people around the world tuned into a benefit concert to help raise money for sand's reliefestings and now it is time for the government to step up to the place. congress has stepped up 39 times to help state and local governments to respond to disasters. there is a wisdom here that has been in the federal government for decades. that is, when god's hand strikes no localities can handle it on their own. we unite as a nation to help one another. following katrina the government passed aid following 10 days of after the storm. we passed nine fundamentals a total of $108 billion and frankly, the damage from sandy, the economic damage is worse. they lost about 270,000 homes and in new york we lost 305,000 homes. that is new york alone. they had about 20,000 small businesses, put out of business, gone. we have over 270,000. so the damage is enormous. and you know, we members of new york delegation have always been there when other parts of the nation were struck by distafters. new york tax dollars
. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlelady from new york, ms. clarke, for five minutes. ms. clarke: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to congratulate the outgoing chairman of the congressional black caucus, the remped and representative emanuel cleaver ii of missouri, who is my colleague and good friend. representative cleaver has graciously served with distinction in the house of representatives and the fifth congressional district of missouri for nearly eight years. he's been an outstanding chairman to the congressional black caucus, ushering the caucus to its 40th anniversary. he cares deep loar for all americans, children, seen -- deeply for all americans, children, seniors. who could forget his demonstrative leadership on the c.b.c. jobs tour where tens of thousands of americans lined up for an opportunity to present themselves to employers? from creating economic opportunity, supporting quality education to our children, for creating equal access to health care for all americans, chairman cleaver is truly -- has truly been the embodiment of the conscience of the congress
had the housing crisis. host: wanda in new york. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. we have a home in new york. i do not see prices rising in my area. we have a home in florida in a new development that we bought in 2006. our interest rate is 6.5%. we are unable to refinance and severely under water. maybe half of the homes are sold. the rest are for clothes. -- are foreclosed upon. we do not have a fannie or freddie mortgage. what is there for us? it just seems clear on this treadmill and we cannot seem to get ahead. do you see there is a potential for us going forward in helping people with that second home that is severely underwater with a 6.5% interest rate? guest: the mortgage availability for second homes. not be part of dodd-frank was limiting mortgage availability for second homes. the difficulty of getting the mortgages for second homes and the over stringent in getting a mortgage. during the downturn, second home mortgages are a great -- they are a great help in the overall recovery. they are not participating other than all cash buyers. the all cash buye
. nothing to stop the epidemic of senseless gun violence that plague not only our major cities like new york and chicago, but countless small towns throughout our nation, towns with names like newtown, aurora, tucson, dekalb, blacksburg and littleton. in the years i have been a member of this body, this house has not held a single hearing, not one to address gun violence. while over 30,000 americans die each year from gun violence, over 400 lives have been lost by gun violence in my hometown of chicago, people are dying every day. . we in this body are afraid to talk about it. the time has come for us to stop listening to the gun lobby and start listening to the american people. the fact is the majority of americans gun owning and not, desire commonsense, reasonable gun regulation. congress must no longer stand in the way of reasonable legislation, instead we must champion it. the american people want to see background checks required on all firearm purchases instead of the fractions of sales that get done today. 408% of u.s. gun sales are by private sellers who are not required to perform b
metropolitan of boston, new york, l.a., and as a consequence of that, it can win elections but it always has difficulty enforcing the elections. it is somewhat ironic that party fell apart because of the slavery crisis. it was responsible for the whole idea of expansion westward and it was the issue of slavery in that territories -- what will the state is in the territories be? it fell apart as a consequence of its fundamental basis of american expansion westward. the whigs and the republicans were more or less opposed to expansion because they saw the expansion of slavery. in 1930 and 1931, republicans in the midst of the depression may have made the economic slump worse by doubling down on the terrace and the gold standard -- to colors of their post civil war policy that proved successful in the past but that were of doubtful at the sea in the new circumstances prevailing after the great war. what do i mean by that? the gold standard and the tariff worked as long as america is an out liar in a european dominated system. this is true all the way up to world war one so that the european powe
're quite to head to springfield gardens new york. caller: good night to everyone into the whole world, especially the united states. i want to wish everyone a prosperous happy new year. i am really disappointed in the fact that i see big grown women and men in the senate cannot come together to prevent this fiscal call. i am a husband. i bring most of the money into the home. the way i look at it is that if there is a crisis going on in my family i am more than likely to step up to the plate and do what is up for necessary to make ends meet. that is a principle i have been living with all my life. to see that the republicans are sitting near in not trying to do the right thing is here. that is all i have to say. host: jeremiah from maryland. i think the vice president should not be the one in negotiating with mitch mcconnell. the person who should be negotiating with mitch mcconnell is the president of the united states of america. as america i am not happy with the way he is representing me or my country. he should not have his vice- president of their debating. that is all i have to
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